What is GBO-3?
Global Biodiversity Outlook is the flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity and preparations are currently underway for the production of its third edition. Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 will be formally launched in 2010, the year proclaimed as the International Year of Biodiversity. Several ancillary products, including but not limited to, brochures, fliers, presentations, key messages and a web-based data portal, are also planned. Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 (GBO-3) will be an important vehicle for informing a variety of audiences of the importance of biodiversity and the progress made in meeting the 2010 Biodiversity Target.
Information regarding the status and trends of biodiversity, both at global and regional levels, will be presented as will information regarding the progress made in mainstreaming biodiversity issues into the development agenda. There will be an emphasis on case studies that illustrate the positive actions taken to effectively conserve and sustainably use biodiversity. Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 will use information provided by Parties in their National Reports to highlight the practical actions taken to promote biodiversity initiatives. The information provided by the Parties will be supplemented by information, including biodiversity indicators, from various assessments and partner agencies.